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The clarification for the fields in the template is given in the Interaction template (Actant Dictionary).

Name Therapy (treatment)
Target Outcome an agreed and shared action plan
Social actors and roles clinical practitioners, the patient, or members of the work system that faces a problem (pathology), …
Trigger or preceding interaction Diagnosis (intervention selection, and in some cases intervention design)
Interfaces and services A therapy guideline clearinghouse that describes interventions alongside the cases in which they are recommended to solve problems (of a system).
Inputs and outputs inputs: a diagnostic hypothesis; output: removal of a problem in a system (thanks to the intervention)
Stores and tools Treatment/Intervention guidelines, such as those listed at US National Guideline Clearinghouse1.
Other characteristics
Part of Regulative cycle
Succeeding Interactions Intervention or Implementation (of the intervention), with monitoring and evaluation alongside it.
Alternatives Lobby driven or "sprawl" intervention design and intervention; (narrow-minded) expert-driven interventions, …
Action Realm Change
Risks The selected or designed intervention is ineffective (or contra-effective). Where a diagnostic hypothesis is strong (or little sensitive to distorted observation), this risk can be mitigated by demanding prior-evidence of the effectiveness of a therapy.
Further reading Therapy (Wikipedia).

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